Cheap Tow Truck Near Me Reston

Did you know that the first tow truck was invented in 1916? A car drove off the road and after eight hours of strenuous work by a crew of six, Ernest Holmes, who was a mechanic, fitted a Cadillac with a pulley and crane. This is what is known as the first tow truck. That basic design continued to be used up until the 1990s as it was very effective. 

Presently, there are five modern tow truck styles:

-hook and chain

– Boom

– flatbed

– wheel lift

-integrated tow trucks. 

That gives a towing company plenty of options to provide you towing services when you call. 

The most preferred tow truck near me by both driver and client is the flatbed tow truck. That is because they’re very easy to operate, and they minimize the risk of damage to the vehicle since the car rides, above the road. 

Maybe you are a museum buff? Well, you are in luck! The International Towing Museum is  found in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This is the location where Ernest Holmes lived when he invented the tow truck near me in 1913. Just like the Baseball Hall of Fame, the museum contains many portraits of all the inductees into the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame. 

If big tow trucks are your thing, then you will definitely want to go to Canada. Canada is famous for having the biggest tow trucks. In fact, they have tow trucks that are so big that they take up multiple lanes of the highway. The smallest tow trucks consist of motorcycles actually; they are referred to as “retrievers” in the business, they are perfect for urban environments with dense traffic.

If you are looking for a cheap tow truck near me with excellent customer service, you should call Tow Truck of Reston. We offer the best towing service in Northern Virginia!

Flatbed Towing Service Reston Va

Flatbed tow trucks get their name from their iconic flat platforms. Some towing companies also refer to flatbed tow trucks as roll-back trucks. This is because they have a hydraulic system that rolls the platform back at an angle that allows the vehicle to drive straight onto the platform (like Knight Rider!) and be taken to its destination. As soon as the vehicle is safely loaded onto the platform, the hydraulic system lowers the platform to its starting position. Of the five types of tow trucks, flatbed trucks are the safest because they cause the least damage to vehicles. This is because the car is not on the ground and is attached to the cargo bed.

Flat Bed Tow Trucks Reston

The entire rear of a flatbed tow truck is equipped with a platform that can tilt vertically and slide diagonally onto the ground. This enables the vehicle to position itself on the "platform" on its own, which means that the car must be functional in order to be able to climb onto this type of crane. If your car won't start or you can't drive, this is not the ideal tow truck for your vehicle. In this case we would use a lift crane. Or a winch would be used to pull the vehicle onto the platform. A winch is a motorized steel cable that is attached to the frame of a car for pulling it onto a platform.

Lift Flatbed Tow Trucks Reston

Lift flatbed tow trucks use a wheel lift frame (cage shape without floor) to lift the disabled vehicle and raise the vehicle perpendicular to the platform, to then be loaded onto the platform. This type of trailer is used for a car that does not work or for vehicles that are parked in parallel and cannot work. These types of tow trucks are not traditionally found in the United States, but are widely used in Europe. In the event your vehicle is too damaged to ride on a flatbed crane, click here to review all the towing options we offer. We usually recommend using a wheel lift or a full car hook and chain carrier for a car that needs to be repaired.